Don’t flush those disinfecting wipes down the toilet

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Valley News - Health
Sanitizing is on everyone’s mind these days because of the coronavirus pandemic, but don’t flush those disinfecting wipes and paper towels down the toilet. That’s the message the State Water Board wants to get out,warning that it’s important to discard those items in the trash, not the toilet. According to the State Water Board, flushing wipes, paper towels and similar products down toilets will clog sewers and cause backups and overflow sat wastewater treatment facilities, creating an additional public health risk in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic. Even wipes labeled “flushable” will clog pipes and interfere with sewage collection and treatment throughout the state, according to the Water Board. “Wastewater treatment facilities around the state already are
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